Yesterday I did a post about one-sweep shadows - shadows that you can just sweep across your lid and go - in hues of brown and beige. I know when I reach for something early in the morning on those days where I don't have time to play around with much makeup, I usually pick up the same taupey-brown shades. But sometimes I get bored with the same-old same-old, so I also have a few shades in my rotation that look great on their own as all-over colour but also add a bit of variety to the lazy morning makeup routine.
|Bottom to Top: Nougat, Stash, Pétale De Glace, Knight Divine|
1. B. Cosmetics B. Vivid Eyeshadow in Nougat (£4.99): This olive-gold is an extremely subtle eyeshadow that looks beautiful if you're going for a bold lip. The above swatch is quite heavy-handed, so know that you can sheer this one out or build it up as you so desire. The B. line is exclusive to Superdrug and has lots of other great nude and earth-tone shades that would work well as one-sweep shadows .
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stash (£15.00/C$24.00/US$20.00): So I cheated a bit on this one, because it's not actually an eyeshadow but an eyeliner. However, I love colouring my eyelids with this gorgeous khaki shimmer and sheering it out for low maintenance and long-lasting colour. Bring it under your eyes and smudge it out to complete the quick and easy look!
3. Bourjois Colour Edition 24 Hr Eyeshadow in 03 Pétale de Glace (£6.99): For days when you want something soft and feminine, reach for this icy rose cream eyeshadow. It has great staying power and a formula that turns from cream to powder upon contact. The hint of shimmer and colour is an instant eye-brightener.
4. MAC Knight Divine (£12.50/C$17.00/US$14.00): For days where I want a little more drama, I love using a dark grey eyeshadow, sheering it out over my lid then contouring in the crease with a heavier hand. The soft shimmer and blue-toned grey of this shadow make my eyes pop and give some smokiness without taking up the time a smoky eye would.
What colours work for you as one-sweep shadows?